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Rockwood Police Department Officer Charlie Haubrich, brought Shadow, a retired drug detection dog, to visit the children of the Boys & Girls Club in Harriman. Shadow gave a demonstration of his ability to sniff out drugs hidden from view.
Residents say no to tax hike

Several residents spoke during a public hearing on the proposed county budget Tuesday.

The County Commission’s Budget Committee is recommending an 11-cent increase in the property tax rate for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Val McNabb said he moved to Tennessee from Michigan to escape high taxes.

He said when he started living here his tax bill was around $1,800. Now it’s around $2,900.

“I’m not going to leave, but I’m not going to be very happy,” he said.